3* Adventurous Ireland - Ireland Package (13 nights)


Travel Dates
01/04/2024 - 13/11/2024

R104520 pp

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The Experience

Famous cities, sights, historical locations, varying accents and dialects, stunning scenery, cosy pubs, haunting music, humorous and friendly locals - all accompanied by Ireland's gloriously unpredictable weather! This Adventurous Ireland self-drive itinerary is the perfect way to experience the beautiful Emerald Isles.

LAND ONLY PACKAGE INCLUDES: -13 Nights stay in 3* Hotels on a bed and Irish Breakfast basis - 2 Nights area Dublin/ Wicklow (Riversdale B&B, or similar) - 2 Nights area Waterford/ Wexford (Cloneen B&B, or similar) - 2 Nights area Cork (Davmar B&B, or similar) - 3 Nights area Kerry (Windway House B&B, or similar) - 2 Nights area Co. Galway (Lisnagree B&B, or similar) - 2 Nights area Co. Dublin (Riversdale B&B, or similar)

Unlimited mileage All taxes & fees 1 Additional driver Damage Waiver

  • High Season rates may apply over certain dates - please request a quote based on your intended dates of travel.

Day 1: 2 nights in the area Dublin/ Wicklow Wicklow - Bray Arrive Dublin airport. Pick up your rental car (not included). Drive towards Wicklow where you will check into your hotel for the next two nights. Depending on time and energy level, you may stop for your first short walk. We recommend the Bray Head Cliff Walk.

Day 2: Wicklow Mountains - Glendalough Discover the diversity of the Wicklow Moutains today. The landscapes are best enjoyed on a walk. For experienced walkers we recommend the Glendalough - Spinc and Glenealo Valley Walk. Here you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the Glendalough Valley.

Day 3: 2 nights area Waterford/ Wexford Waterford/ Wexford - Hook Lighthouse Drive towards Wexford today. We recommend parking your car at Slade Harbour and take the walking route to visit Hook Lighthouse. Experience the oldest operational lighthouse in the World.

Day 4: Guided Kayaking Trip Today you take part in a guided kayak tour in Wexford. The three-hour tour takes you through caves and surf gates. You will learn about the history of the peninsula and the influence of the Normans in a unique way. After the tour, relax in Wexford. We recommend dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants.

Day 5: 2 nights area Cork Mahon Falls - Cork The journey continues west to Cork. Stop at the 'Mahon Falls Car Park'. From here an easy hike leads to the 80 m high Mahon Falls.

Day 6: Guided bicyle tour in Cork - Shandon Bells Enjoy a guided bike tour of Cork today and discover Shakey Bridge, Shandon, University College Campus, Elizabeth Fort and over 30 bridges. On this tour you will learn more about Cork's history from the Viking era to the present day. The calories burned can be balanced out right after the bike tour.

Day 7: 3 nights area Kerry Wild Atlantic Way - Mizen Head - Kerry Set off on the road to Kerry. Follow the signs of the Wild Atlantic Way. One of the longest coastal routes in the world. Take a break on Mizen Head, the southernmost point of Ireland. Mizen Head stretches dramatically into the wild Atlantic with its sea cliffs. Take a hike to the signal station.

Day 8: Ring of Kerry - Kerry Cliffs - Muckross Nationalpark Use today to get to know beautiful Kerry and discover the Ring of Kerry. The Ring Road boasts unique landscapes. Plan several photostopps and visit Kerry Cliffs. The driving time is approx. 3.5 hours. Alternatively, we recommend the hike 'Muckross Lake Loop'.

Day 9: Guided horse-riding trip - Dingle Pensinsula Explore Dingle Peninsula. Discover the peninsula on the back of Irish Cobs. Look forward to a one-hour guided riding trip. Use the rest of the day to visit and walk the beautiful beaches of Dingle.

Day 10: 2 nights area Co. Galway Cliffs of Moher - Burren Nationalpark - Galway Your journey continues to the Galway area. On the way, you should stop at the Cliffs of Moher and marvel at the impressive cliffs. There are also some hiking trails there just waiting to be explored. Beware. Some trails are closed due to safety concerns. In the Burren National Park, stop for a short hike.

Day 11: Connemara National Park - Galway Bay - Salthill Visit Connemara National Park and embrace county Galway's inspiring mountain scenery. Climb Diamond Hill by following gravel routes, wooden braodwalk and step to the summit. Spend the evening in Salthill, an energetic and vibrant seaside resort overlooking Galway Bay.

Day 12: 2 nights area Dublin - Temple Bar Your last stage is the journey back Dublin. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you explore the Irish capital. Don't miss a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Book of Kells in Trinity College or Temple Bar.

Day 13: Gaelic Games A very special activity is planned for today. Learn more about Irish culture by taking part in Gaelic Games. For half a day you can prove your skills in Gaelic football, hurling and Gaelic handball. Use the rest of the day at your leisure.

What's Excluded

Flights, airport taxes, visas, covid tests, travel or medical insurance, drinks and meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

Specific Terms

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.gatewaytours.co.za E&OE


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